Mykonos and the Sacred Island of Delos

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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeStandard
Shore Excursion TypeCultural, Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration5 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity LevelDifficult
Shore Excursion Leaves FromCruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage ProvidedSnack, Beverage
Recommended DressWe recommend wearing comfortable, seasonal weather appropriate clothing and walking shoes. As you will be walking outside for some time, it is also recommended you bring sunscreen, sunglasses and possibly a hat.
RestrictionsGuests must be able to get in/out of the transportation and walk a fair distance, there is much walking involved, and may be required to climb steps and walk over cobblestones and uneven surfaces. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Infants ages 2 and under are free of charge but must be accounted for at the time of booking.

Mykonos and the Sacred Island of Delos

Long recognized as one of the great tourist meccas, the island of Mykonos is a postcard perfect Cycladic town with a large number of artists and intellectuals.

Start your adventure on Mykonos with a walking tour of Chora, the island's capital town decorated with an eclectic mix of new and old architecture. Your local licensed tour guide is friendly and knowledgeable and will take you through the winding, ancient streets and past white washed houses, churches and designer shops.

Head to the charming neighborhood of Alefkandra and be welcomed by one of the island's 16 iconic windmills, all built between the 18th and 20th centuries. Alefkandra is commonly referred to as Little Venice thanks to the myriad of 18th century houses with colorful balconies facing the sea. These structures were originally the homes of captains and wealthy merchants who settled in the area. Be sure to have your camera on hand to capture these and many other typical Mykonos sites such as the Paraportiani Church. Also known as the White Church, this structure is a combination of 5 joined churches and is located in the neighborhood of Kastro, where the ancient city of Mykonos was located. While here, pop into the Folklore Museum of Mykonos to see the inside of a 17th century captain's house. Take note of the jewelry, arts, objects and textiles to get a glimpse of what life was like here in centuries past.

It is a short walk from the museum down to the pier to board the boat for Delos; legend has it this sacred island was the birthplace of the god Apollo and his twin sister Artemis. Sail along the scenic western shore of Mykonos as you make your way to the ancient Delos harbor and debark to explore well preserved neighborhoods, ancient marketplaces, the Temple of Apollo and the Famous Terrace of Marble Lions.

Your guide will take you through a Hellenistic Quarter to view the ancient House of Dionysus and House of Kleopatra villas. Take note of the water cisterns, wells, beautiful frescoes and mosaics in some of the wealthy homes. Conclude your tour with a scenic ride back to Mykonos.

Book this tour today and prepare to take endless pictures and make memories from Mykonos to Delos that you will cherish and remember for a lifetime.

Please Note: Each guest is required to enter their name and corresponding date of birth in the field above in order to participate on the tour.

4.5 Stars4.5 / 5  |  13 ReviewsReview This Tour
Mykonos and Delos
October 06, 2019
Our tour was cancelled due to rough seas. We switched to a city tour which was okay.
Reviewer: Shelene Corley
3 Stars
Windy, Wild Mykonos
October 05, 2019
What a brilliant day we had in Mykonos! Charming town, fantastic food along with a big wind which prevented us from getting to the Sacred Island of Delos. Tour was good, guide very informative and there was plenty of free time to explore.
Reviewer: Roger Comfort
4 Stars
Mykonos and the Sacred island of Delos
September 02, 2019
This is a must see. So much ancient history I never new existed. Guide was great. The groups were small. They were really easy to find right outside our ship. If Shore Excursions are available, I would never take a ship excursion again.
Reviewer: Ruth
5 Stars
Guide is so knowledgeable!
August 26, 2019
This was one of the best excursions of our trip. The guys spoke exceptional English and was so knowledgeable about everything. We really enjoyed the tour.
Reviewer: Dawn Elmore
5 Stars
Delos was terrific!
August 07, 2019
Laura was a great guide, considering she arrived at the last minute to enable more tours (3 ships in port that day)! The Mykonos city was a brief tour but we were treated to fresh veggies at the harbor, and a local bakery made our lunch sandwiches for us. Delos is not given much description in this promotion, but it is a fascinating and vast site to explore. Laura was gracious about keeping our group together and giving us lots of information.
Reviewer: Deborah Grundman
4 Stars
Small group, knowledgeable guide
August 03, 2019
Delos was well worth the visit, and seemed less crowded than other archeological sites we visited in Greece. The guide was knowledgeable, and the group size manageable.
Reviewer: David
5 Stars